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7-9, 3rd in NFC North
Trotter: Lions want more balance in offense (1:14)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions waived TE Tim Wright with an injury designation on Thursday. Detroit is hurting at tight end. Brandon Pettigrew is recovering from an ACL injury. Eric Ebron didn't practice Thursday and even rookie TE Adam Fuehne didn't practice. The Lions traded for Wright during last year's training camp and re-signed him in the offseason.

How will Abdullah's labrum surgery affect his performance? (2:25)
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What to do with Riley Reiff?

The former first-round pick has been decent but not great as Matthew Stafford's blind side protector. How will Detroit handle his expiring contract next spring? Upcoming decisions (Insider)

Lions move on to life without Calvin Johnson (1:56)
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Lions LB Levy back on field for OTAs

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy said he is still rehabbing but expects to be cleared to fully hit by the time training camp begins and should be ready for the season opener against Indianapolis.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LB DeAndre Levy participated in individual drills Thursday as well as some team drills, too. He said he's on pace to be ready by training camp to hit and he has no concerns about his body.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ameer Abdullah, Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew, Michael Ola, Caraun Reid, Corey Robinson, Dwayne Washington among the players not practicing for the Lions on Thursday. Didn't see Glover Quin do team drills, either.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

At Lions OTAs, first round pick Taylor Decker got a lot of work at LT while last year's LT, Riley Reiff, was primarily at right tackle. Also, Travis Swanson worked as first team center.

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Source: Lions' Abdullah had labrum surgery

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah had surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to a source close to the situation, and is expected to be back by the start of training camp this summer.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Filed to ESPN: Ameer Abdullah had shoulder surgery in January and is expected to be out the rest of spring workouts, according to a source. He should be cleared by the end of the month. He was the Lions' leading rusher last year. The surgery was first reported by the Detroit Free Press.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally got a Lions roster and Brandon Copeland officially listed as a defensive end with a new number -- 51. Anthony Zettel listed as a DL.

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Bob Quinn did well in first offseason

When a new GM joins an incumbent coach, things don't always mix well, but Quinn and the Lions seem to have handled it just fine this spring. Our panel was impressed. Offseason grades (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions waived OL Darius Johnson on Tuesday. He signed with the franchise following rookie minicamp out of Middle Tennessee State.

ESPN Stats & Info

Best bargain at WR: Antonio Brown

Among wideouts making more than $5 million per year, no player delivered more catches for the price in 2015 than Brown. Golden Tate, Amari Cooper and Brandon Marshall also provided great value.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will have joint practices with the Steelers on August 9 and 10 before the preseason opener on August 12 in Pittsburgh. This is the first time in three seasons Jim Caldwell has had joint practices.

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Make-or-break year for Eric Ebron?

Ebron hasn't been a disaster, but he hasn't produced like a first-round pick. With Calvin Johnson gone, Detroit will hope Ebron can turn it around in Year 3. Most to prove

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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